Kandi Burruss is sticking up for her "Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmate ... saying she highly doubts Kordell Stewart's claim that Porsha Williams is a stepmomster from hell.
TMZ broke the story ... ex-Pittsburgh Steeler Stewart ripped Porsha in divorce docs last week, accusing her of partying all night, disappearing for days, and neglecting his son.
But at LAX, Kandi told us Porsha "never really did anything unless [Kordell] was comfortable with it."
She also told us Porsha's the one who sacrificed -- and you gotta see the dig she gets in at Kordell's expense.
Those 'Housewives' stick together ... until they're fighting each other.
Takes a Shot
On the Home Front
4/8/2013 3:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This is a switch ... someone is gunning for Plaxico Burress ... someone who is now forcing the sale of his Virginia Beach mansion.
Seems Plaxico got in a nasty car accident with a woman named Alise Smith and it was his fault. She won a $159,000 judgment and he didn't pay so the judge has now ordered the sale of the crib to satisfy the debt.
The 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath pad is valued at $460,000 and will hit the auction block April 23rd.
Silver lining -- at least nobody got shot.
Porsha Parties All Night
and Neglects My Son
4/7/2013 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams likes to stay out partying 'til the break o' dawn, and then call police to get her into the house she shares with estranged husband Kordell Stewart -- this according to new documents.
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha fired the first shot ... filing a motion that claimed Kordell was locking her out of the house -- and bringing another woman into the home.
But in his response Kordell claims he only locks the house at night for security purposes. He claims the real problem is Porsha frequently leaves home for several days straight ... and sometimes comes back between 2:00 AM and 4:00 AM smelling like alcohol.
As we previously reported ... Kordell filed for divorce last month.
The ex-NFL star also claims Porsha called the police twice to let her into the house ... even though she has a key to enter the property.
As for Porsha's claim of "another woman" in the house -- Kordell says it's the nanny he was forced to hire because Porsha is "neglecting her responsibilities to her stepson."
Kordell wants the court to deny Porsha's demand for temporary support ... because as he puts it ... she's a celebrity who makes plenty of her own cash.
4/3/2013 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Stewart struggled to describe her feelings today in NYC after her husband blindsided her with divorce papers last month ... but she's still staying surprisingly positive.
Porsha was leaving the airport with a smile on her face when we asked if she had anything to say in the wake of Kordell Stewart's divorce filing ... she couldn't find the words.
As we reported, Porsha filed her own legal docs in response to Kordell's divorce papers, demanding considerable alimony ... and exclusive use of the family's Atlanta home.
Porsha to Kordell
I Raised YOUR Son...
So Pay UP
3/29/2013 2:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams is returning fire against her estranged husband Kordell Stewart ... filing an official response to Stewart's divorce docs, claiming she gave up her life to take care of Kordell's son from another woman ... and he needs to pay.
TMZ broke the story ... Stewart blindsided Williams with divorce papers this week, claiming Porsha doesn't deserve a dime in spousal support because she is capable of earning her own income.
But according to the new legal docs, filed by Porsha's attorney Randall Kessler, Porsha's marriage set her way back professionally ... because she quit her job for two years while they were married (and even sold her businesses) in order to care for Kordell's kid from another woman.
Porsha doesn't mention the fact that she's currently starring on "Real Housewives of Atlanta."
According to the docs, Porsha's not only demanding alimony from Stewart ... she also wants exclusive use of the family's Atlanta home.
Porsha's rep told us Porsha had held off on filing her own divorce papers because Kordell had promised to work on the marriage with her ... but now, the gloves are off.
Playdate w/ Son
Hours Before Divorce
3/29/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Before publishing ... we contacted Kordell's rep, who told us the woman in the photo was Kordell's baby mama, Tania Richardson.
Tania contacted us Friday, and said she is not the woman in the pic.
Calls back to Kordell's people have not been returned.
The night before Kordell Stewart filed for divorce from his wife Porsha Williams, he was hanging out with another woman -- his baby mama -- and TMZ has the pic.
Kordell -- a former NFL star who spent years with the Pittsburgh Steelers -- spent Thursday March 21 at Dave & Busters video game arcade restaurant in Marietta, Georgia with former flame Tania Richardson and their son Syre.
Sources close to Kordell tell TMZ ... Stewart was initially booked to appear at the restaurant as part of an event for a local radio station where he works ... but thought Syre would enjoy the place, so he called up Tania and invited them over.
It's unclear if Kordell and Tania talked about the NFL player's marriage ... but witnesses inside the joint tell us the two appeared to be having a serious conversation and Kordell looked stressed out.
We broke the story ... Kordell filed for divorce the very next day -- and Williams (who stars on "Real Housewives of Atlanta") claims she was blindsided by Stewart's actions.
The two were married in 2011 -- and have no children of their own.
There's STILL HOPE
For Porsha & Kordell
3/27/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams can still reconcile with her estranged husband Kordell Stewart ... that is, if Porsha's willing to put in the work ... so says her co-star Kenya Moore.
Kenya was out in L.A. Tuesday when we asked if she was shocked by Kordell's divorce filing -- and she said she wasn't ... citing a huge red flag she noticed in Porsha and Kordell's relationship.
But she says it's not over 'til it's over, adding, "It seems they just need to maybe iron some things out in their relationship. Maybe they could still make it work."
The statistics say otherwise.
Kordell Stewart BLINDSIDED Me With Divorce
3/26/2013 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Porsha Williams says she learned that her husband Kordell Stewart filed for divorce this week when she read it on a website ... and says she's "disappointed" by his actions.
Porsha -- who stars on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" -- released a statement through her rep saying she is "disappointed about her husband's recent filing for divorce."
The rep says Porsha had held off on filing for divorce papers herself ... because she was committed to the marriage. She says Kordell had promised to work on the marriage with her.
Instead, Porsha's rep claims, "[Kordell] misled her and she found out about the filing in the media."
The rep says, "Mrs. Stewart hopes to resolve these personal issues privately with the support of her family, friends and strong faith."
As TMZ previously reported, Kordell filed for divorce in Georgia earlier this week. The couple married in 2011.
to 'Real Housewives' Star
3/26/2013 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kordell Stewart -- the former Pittsburgh Steelers star -- has filed for divorce from his reality star wife Porsha Williams ... TMZ has learned.
According to Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia, the 40-year-old NFL alum -- who went by the nickname "Slash" during his playing days -- filed for divorce on March 22.
Stewart and Williams were married on May 21, 2011 -- they have no children together. Stewart has a son from a previous relationship.
Williams currently stars on "Real Housewives of Atlanta."
The issue of children came up often on the reality show -- Porsha wanted to have kids AND a career in charity work ... but Kordell told her she had to choose.
2:10 PM PT -- Porsha says she was blindsided by Kordell's divorce filing, claiming she learned about it from a website.
7:49 AM PT -- According to the divorce docs, obtained by TMZ, Kordell says the marriage is "irretrievably broken" ... and claims the two are currently separated.
It seems Kordell also believes he shouldn't have to pay Porsha a single cent in spousal support ... claiming, "[She's] an able-bodied person, earning income and is capable of supporting herself."
Kordell also says there are no marital assets subject to division ... which suggests there is a prenuptial agreement in play.
3/25/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Plaxico Burress finally has an NFL team, but now he might have trouble getting to practice ... his driver's license has been suspended ... after failing to cough up a 6-figure judgment to a car crash victim.
According to official records in Florida ... Plaxico -- who JUST signed a 1-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers this month -- will officially lose his driving privileges Monday.
Here's why ... as TMZ previously reported, a woman named Alise Smith sued Plaxico, claiming he caused a car crash that injured her. She won, and he was ordered to pay $125,000 in damages.
According to Alise, Plax never paid (he tried appealing) ... so her lawyer, James Dunn, fired off a letter to the FL DMV requesting that his license be suspended -- yeah they can do that -- and the DMV made it happen.
To get it back Plax must pay the judgment OR challenge the DMV's actions.
Either way ... come Monday ... it's carpool time.
Kate vs. Rooney
Which Mara Sister
Would You Rather?
2/3/2013 9:01 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
While their families own the NY Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers, sisters Kate Mara from "House of Cards" and Rooney Mara from "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" played nice at a premiere in NYC this week.
Question is ...
... to Pay Off IRS
1/13/2013 7:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Plaxico Burress is thanking his lucky stars an NFL team picked him up because he's using that freshly earned green to pay off a debt to Uncle Sam ... to the tune of $100,000.
A federal tax lien was filed against Plaxico and his wife last year, claiming the duo failed to pay income taxes for the years 2007 and 2009. All totaled, they owed $98,064.76.
Plaxico didn't sign with an NFL team until late in the season. But once he did, he was finally able to pay off the lien, which the IRS officially released on January 8.
As TMZ previously reported ... the no-longer-unemployed football star has been racking up the bills lately ... he still owes $159,000 from a car accident lawsuit and another $59k for alleged unpaid taxes to the State of NY.
Hey, it's a start.
Pittsburgh Steelers RB
BOOTED from Team
For Allegedly Attacking GF
1/10/2013 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey has just been fired from the team for allegedly attacking his girlfriend this morning in Florida, TMZ has learned.
Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert tells us, "Chris Rainey’s actions this morning were extremely disappointing. Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers."
As we reported. Chris allegedly flew off the handle this morning in Gainesville when his girlfriend swiped his phone -- and slapped her in the face.
Chris has been charged with battery stemming from the incident. He's currently still in custody.
He's not some no-name bench warmer either -- Rainey scored two touchdowns this season for the Black and Gold.